Amber Hill is one of 14 shooters picked to represent Great Britain at next week’s Shotgun World Cup in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Hill was present at the last leg in Acapulco and claimed a gold medal with a dominant performance in the skeet competition. Qualifying fourth, she went on to miss just the last shot in the semifinal before hitting 15 shots in a row in the final. Under the new format, Hill also picked up a qualification Junior World Record.
Joining her in the line-up is Steven Scott, winner of the men’s double trap at the Cyprus Grand Prix. Scott also dominated proceedings in February but will find matters a lot tougher in this World Cup event.
Preparation for the third major event comes at a time when British Shooting are making the push towards qualification for Rio in 2016. Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson has already announced that he plans to defend his title and he considers the new rules to be “an advantage” to a younger competitor like him. Backing him will be a new group of backroom staff, continuing to be helmed by Phil Scanlan. Team Leader for the 2012 Games, Scanlan stays in this role for the next Olympic cycle. Tim Newenham, the current Performance Manager, takes the new position of Athlete High Performance Manager.
Line-up for Al Ain World Cup
Men’s Double Trap